Michael Rob­son

Big Rigs - - TRUCKIN’ IN TASSIE WITH JON WAL­LIS -

“I HAVE been out here do­ing the job for 30 to 40 years now, and it’s still ba­si­cally all good,” Michael Rob­son from Burnie told us the other day.

We caught up with him at Ep­ping For­est. He was driv­ing his 2017 FM 500 Volvo with a side loader and he was car­ry­ing a box from Cran­brook on his re­turn to Burnie at the time.

“It’s a fam­ily busi­ness started by Rod­ney, who is out there on the road him­self to­day.

“We are keep­ing busy, work­ing hard, and smart as they say, and ‘Liv­ing the dream’ which about says it all!”

Michael’s home town of Burnie is on Tas­ma­nia’s north-west coast, orig­i­nally called Emu Bay.

Pop­u­la­tion is around 20,000 and sur­vives on re­duced tim­ber work af­ter the clo­sure of the pa­per mill in 2010.

Time off is scarce for Michael as it is a fam­ily busi­ness and there is al­ways main­te­nance and all the usual.

Af­ter that, Michael tells us, it’s look­ing af­ter the kids, and do­ing things with a car club, and man­ag­ing to fit it all in.

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